Red Scare or Cold Thaw?
Educators Join Experts from Russia and China to Take a New Look at The Cold War
The cold war may be over, but the effects of this monumental period in history still affect us every day. National History Day (NHD) is proud to announce that the focus for its free 2001 Summer Teacher Institute will be: "New Directions In Cold War History." From intercontinental ballistic missiles to "Death of a Salesman" in Moscow, institute participants will examine the culture of the Cold War from new angles. The institute will take place July 7-14, 2001 at the University of Maryland.
Twenty-five educators will be selected to participate in the seven-day institute, with all expenses paid, minus the travel cost to the University of Maryland. Prominent scholars and collections specialists will introduce participants to the latest in historical scholarship and imaginative approaches for engaging students in the study of the history of the Cold War. Participants will work with representatives from the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, National Park Service and the National Security Archive for a hands-on learning experience. Other special activities include field trips at a variety of sites, including the Korean War Veterans and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, and meetings with representatives from China and Russia.
To be eligible educators must be teachers of history/social studies, school librarians or media specialists in middle and/or high schools. Applicants must also have employment guaranteed for the 2001-2002 academic year.
To request an application or more information, contact Bea Hardy, Outreach and Program Coordinator, National History Day, by phone (301) 314-9739, e-mail National.History.Day@umail.umd.edu, or by visiting the NHD web site at .
National History Day is a year-long, non-profit education program dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history in elementary and secondary schools through publications and education programs.
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